One Year After the Tsunami

Posted on February 29, 2012
Pine Forest Photograph by James Whitlow Delano/Redux

Photographer James Whitlow Delano visited the area near the Fukushima Power Plant that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, to document how the landscape has changed. This area was once a great pine forest of 70,000 trees that covered the oceanfront at Takata Matsubara in Japan until the tsunami swept through, decimating them all. Now, in Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, the sea undercuts the roots beneath their stumps, giving them an otherworldly appearance.

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